Panasonic Develops a New LUMIX GH6 Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Camera
The Flagship of the LUMIX GH Series for Advanced Video Capability
Panasonic Corporation is proud to announce the development of the LUMIX GH6 that combines a new Micro Four Thirds sensor and a new image processor. This flagship camera of the LUMIX GH Series will be available for release to world markets by the end of 2021.
After establishing the LUMIX brand in 2001, Panasonic introduced the world’s first digital single lens mirrorless camera in 2008*1. Ever since then, it has produced a host of innovative cameras and interchangeable lenses by taking advantage of the outstanding mobility and exceptional video performance which are unique to the mirrorless camera system. These cameras and lenses were originally used for photography but have also been used for film creation. As a result of 20 years of contribution to the imaging culture, LUMIX cameras and lenses have gained a solid reputation from the wide-ranging users including professional photographers and film creators.
With the growing desire for high quality video streaming, creators are more demanding about the quality and uniqueness of the video content they provide. High resolution, wide dynamic range, realistic texture, impressive effects like slow motion and undefined shooting angle (made possible with a small camera size) – are among the desired features to meet content creators’ expectations.
Against such a backdrop, the development of the LUMIX GH6 is underway. It’s absolutely the flagship of the LUMIX GH Series, which is renowned for its superb mobility and advanced video performance. Combining a new high-speed sensor and Venus Engine image processor, the GH6 realizes next-generation video expression. Providing 4:2:2 10-bit DCI 4K/60p recording capability*2, the LUMIX GH6 achieves unlimited video recording when the camera is used under the certified operating temperature*3. It’s reliable enough to record continuous footage for a desired duration. It also provides a 10-bit 4K 120p High Frame Rate (HFR) and Variable Frame Rate (VFR) for high resolution slow/quick motion video. Moreover, the GH6 records 10-bit 5.7K 60p video by taking full advantage of the newly developed Micro Four Thirds sensor. Accommodating a variety of recording modes and shooting assist functions, the GH6 enables photo/video hybrid-use for various purposes including films, music videos, documentaries and short clips for social media to meet the creators’ needs.
In addition to the camera, a new interchangeable lens will be added to expand the G Series lineup, and the LEICA DG 25-50mm F1.7 is also under development. It covers a range from 10mm to 50mm (35mm camera equivalent:20-100mm) together with the LEICA DG VARIO-SUMMILUX 10-25mm / F1.7 ASPH. (H-X1025) which is available on the market and has been highly acclaimed by video creators. These two lenses have a common aperture, high quality performance, shape and operability making it easy for a creator to express their own unique vision using these two lenses with minimal effort.
While the LUMIX G Series based on the Micro Four Thirds standard boasts impressive mobility, the LUMIX S Series offers high dynamic range made possible with the full-frame sensor. With these two series, Panasonic is committed to providing maximum product value for the users to unleash their creativity and challenge the ever-changing photo/video culture in today's new digital era.
*1 As an interchangeable lens system camera, as of September 12, 2008. Panasonic study.
*2 Corresponding to the 4K resolution (4096x2160) defined by Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI).
*3 Recordable time depends on the capacity of the battery and the memory card. The camera may stop recording to protect the camera if the temperature exceeds the certified operating temperature.
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･Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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